The CEO has an incentive to find cheaper ways to deliver a service because they pocket some of the savings. A government employee gains nothing if they find a cheaper way of delivering a service — their compensation is fixed.

Just how efficient is the Pentagon, with the toilet seats they were paying $700 to procure? That’s a single-payer systemn too.

I didn’t “spit on government.” Try to be a little less exciteable. Similarly I made no argument that “private influence should be the only influence.” I just think it’s laughable to claim that government will deliver health care more efficiently than its delivered now.

There are plenty of credible arguments for government-run health care, but efficiency isn’t among them.

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